Media and Medicine

Date(s) - 19/09/2018
6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Union University and Schools Club of Sydney (UUSC)


Award winning journalist, broadcaster and author Sophie Scott is on a mission to educate and inspire people to enhance their health and happiness. Having written two critically acclaimed books, and receiving numerous awards including the Australian Museum’s Eureka prize for medical journalism, Sophie is a highly respected and sought after health presenter. She’s the national medical reporter for the ABC, with her stories appearing on ABC news, 7:30, ABC radio and online. She has hosted and spoken at numerous events including Research Australia awards dinner, the Mayo Clinic social media conference, Royal Australian College of Physicians conference and many mental health and patient-centred events.

Sophie is on the board of the Australian Medical Association Charitable Foundation NSW and the author of two books, Live a Longer life and Roadtesting Happiness. Her stories have led to improvements for patients in many areas including cosmetic surgery, genetic testing, and eating disorders. She is an ambassador for Bowel Cancer Australia and on the advisory board for the Australian Mental Health Prize. In her spare time, she is a mother and step mum to four boys. Thousands of her readers regularly respond to her blog on health and happiness. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @sophiescott2

Richard was most recently in the Chair at the Australian Communications and Media Authority, Australia’s regulator for broadcast media, telecommunications, radio communications and the internet. He was appointed Deputy Chairman of the ACMA in 2010 for a five-year term. In 2015 his appointment was extended for a further two years to October 2017. Before joining the ACMA he was general counsel and company secretary at wireless broadband infrastructure owner and ISP Unwired Group Limited, subsequently acquired by Optus. He had previously held positions responsible for the legal and business affairs side of Network Ten’s programming activities, and practised as a commercial, media and litigation lawyer at national commercial law firm Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst). Richard holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Sydney and a law degree from the University of New South Wales. He lives in Sydney’s inner west with his wife and their three high school aged children.

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